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French-Toasted Sausage and Pear "Hot Dogs"

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 6 mins  per batch
French-Toasted Sausage and Pear
Ingredients
  • 12  ounces  fully cooked applewood smoked chicken sausage links
  • 1  tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 2  eggs
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 6  Hawaiian sweet hot dog buns or regular frankfurter buns, split
  • 2  tablespoons  honey (if using regular frankfurter buns)
  • 6  thin slices  provolone cheese
  • 1/2  medium red pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  butter or vegetable oil
  •  Maple syrup
Directions

1. Slice chicken sausage lengthwise into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick pieces. In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Brown sliced chicken sausage on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Wipe out skillet with paper towels; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish whisk together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.

3. If using frankfurter buns, drizzle cut sides with honey. Add a slice of cheese to each bun. Fill with sliced chicken sausage and pear. Close buns with wooden toothpicks to secure.

4. In the large skillet heat butter or oil over medium heat. Dip 3 of the filled buns in egg mixture; add to skillet. Cook until well browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining filled buns. Remove toothpicks. Serve with maple syrup..

From the Test Kitchen
  • To hold French toast warm place cooked French toast in a rectangular baking dish and set in a 200 degrees F oven.
Nutrition Facts (French-Toasted Sausage and Pear "Hot Dogs" )
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 551,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 159,
  • sat. fat (g) 12,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 42,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 734,
  • Potassium (mg) 206,
  • calcium (mg) 313,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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